All items appear in chronological order according to release date. To order, please proceed with a PayPal transfer (between family and friends = no fees) for the price of the item and a note with the item name and your email. Once I receive the payment, I will send you either the digital file or a link to the same. In cases of non-electronic items, we will correspond over email regarding shipment. Feel free to reach me via the Contact page with any questions.
If you would like to commission a musical or literary work (or combination thereof!), please see the Contact page. I prefer personal contact to third-party payments and promotion, so please do not be shy. Thank you.
Based on Raga Yaman, “Setting Sun” presents fusion stylings by percussionists Alex Shapiro-Romano and Dave Eagle to accompany a melodic composition for the guitar. Sample available below. $2.00 for the full track. Thanks!
“Far East Blues” is a collaborative funky Hip Hop track featuring percussionist Alex Shapiro-Romano, bassist William Bohrer, and myself on guitar and vocals. Sample available below. $3.00 for the full track. Thanks!
Campanella Exercises for the Modern Guitar
Campanella technique is typical of Italian Baroque guitar styles. The key to its success was reentrant tuning, which is almost never employed on modern instruments. These simple exercises in C Major, G Major, and D Major offer an introduction to making rich harp-like sounds an integral part of your playing. It would be a pleasure to guide you through how these exercises might be taken further and explore fitting them to your personal tastes and goals. $5.00
This short poem (in Spanish) plays on themes involving the vision of a shared world, ongoing discovery and becoming, and alchemical processes in one’s own education and enlightenment. The form plays on alternating Yin- and Yang-inspired lines.
A brief composition for voice and seven-string guitar, also featured on “Extranjero” (see below).
Journeys Old and New
Journeys Old and New is a three-track collection of music for voice and guitar consisting of an arrangement of a composition from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Morais, one original piece, and one track combining original poetry and music with a traditional Spanish harmonic progression for Baroque guitar.
I am offering some new work:
I have a new recording entitled “Pavana y gallarda,” an original composition based on Spanish Renaissance dance forms. It is an instrumental piece for seven-string guitar–an mp3 4:34 in length. $0.50 USD
The sheet music for this piece, written in my hand, is also available. $3.00 USD
On a related note, an original soneto of mine has recently seen completion. It is a poem in Spanish–a slight variant on the traditional Italian sonnet structure. $5.00 USD
If you buy all three works together, the price is $6.25 USD. If you would like to preview this music and/or poetry, please get a hold of me via the Contact page.
Thank you very much.
Ut supra sic infra
November 2, 2013
On this album you will find music from Renaissance-era England and Spain, jazz, and original compositions inspired by a long history of classical guitar tradition. There are three sets of improvisations on typical ground basses in use during the nascent stages of the Spanish diferencias. These early “differences” were actually precursors to theme and variations form and, as may be gleaned from the jazz music on this album, I am tracing a lineage of modern improvised music. One would be correct to assume that one of my musical goals is to reconnect written tradition with improvisatory roots.
1. Adieu, sweet Amaryllis (Wilbye) 3:53
2. Cállese, ya Mercurio (Daça) 1:47
3. Nunca más verán mis ojos (Daça) 4:21
4. Heart of Hearts 2:30
5. Opus One (Oliver) 2:49
6. Conde Claros (Traditional) 2:28
7. Improvisations on Guárdame las vacas (Traditional) 3:40
8. Improvisations on Las folias de España (Traditional) 3:06
9. Improvisations on a Lamento Bass (Traditional) 1:29
10. In tenebris 3:23
$5.00 USD Digital, $10.00 USD (plus shipping) Autographed CD.
“The First Sound of the First Return”
This is a poem arranged in an original configuration to which I have given the name “sound.” I have another original form called the “song.” I have written several poems in the song form to which I will be adding music. The sound may be likened more to instrumental music, a less naturally melodic style. This first sound is available for $1.00 USD Digital, $2.00 USD (plus shipping) Autographed Hard Copy.
A short poem of mine about the individual’s life in the eyes of the divine. $1.00 USD Digital, $2.00 USD (plus shipping) Autographed Hard Copy.
My first release, this album is comprised of two sections. The first includes jazz, classical, and Latin styles while the second is made up of Scandinavian choral music transcribed for the seven string guitar. Released June 15, 2012. $5.00 USD Digital, $10.00 USD (plus shipping) Autographed CD.
1.) Choro de paz (Lars Christian Rosager) 2:24
2.) Tenderly (Gross/Lawrence) 4:53
3.) Make Music At Midnight (Lars Christian Rosager) 2:59
4.) Montuno Montero (Lars Christian Rosager) 2:55
5.) Armaggedon (Shorter) 5:49
6.) De coraçao a coraçao (Jacob do bandolim) 5:46
7.) Canon Sayvlita (Laetitia cor meum) (Lars Christian Rosager) 1:50
8.) Happily Heartbroken (Lars Christian Rosager) 2:56
9.) Guitar Sonata No. 1 – 1st Mvmt. (LCR) 4:57
10.) 2nd Mvmt. 1:59
11.) 3rd Mvmt. 0:27
12.) 4th Mvmt. 2:00
13.) 5th Mvmt. 1:52
14.) Komm, lieber zither komm (WA Mozart Text: Anon) 1:48
15.) Rain Dance (LCR) 1:55
1.) Strålende hjem. (Scandinavian Traditional) 1:12
2.) Tårer kan ei frelse. (K.Å.) 0:38
3.) Til fredens hjem. (Prins Gustaf) 1:46
4.) Trofast og helhertet. (Georg C. Stebbins) 1:53
5.) Under korset gikk sin død. (Efter Pilgrimsharpan) 0:46
6.) Vårt land, vårt land (Friedr. Pacius) 0:49
7.) Vi vandrer hjem. (Trad.) 0:59
8.) Vær stille min sjel. (Trad.) 0:43
9.) Ytterst mot norden. (Norwegian Folkson) 0:39
10.) Är det ringa. (Trad.) 0:29